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on "starting point." ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com® you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >>> welcome back to "starting point," "minding your business" this morning. stock futures pointing to higher open. it would be a rebound from big losses last week. dow up and opens for real in two hours. $333 million. that's one estimate of how much it cost to shut down boston for the die. the area produces $325 billion worth of goods and services every year. that's a little less than a billion dollars a day. the ninth largest gdp in the country and friday everything stopped. businesses, public transit, colleges, shopping centers shut. now many people were at home. but others could
trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> we showed you this at the top of the hour, fenway park. this is one of the most visible signs that boston is beginning to heal. right now, fenway park is alive with red sox fans cheering on their home team and their hometown. the world is cheering on boston and the red sox. poppy harlow joins me live at the ballpark. poppy, would i want to be the team that beats boston now? >> reporter: i do not think you would, don. all is fair in love and war in professional sports i suppose, but i don't know, this is a city, a country rooting for the boston red sox. this is the first home game since the bombing at the monday marathon. they have a tradition of having a morning home game before the marathon on monday and then running the marathon. and it is this entire citywide celebration. this is the first time back at fenway. want to show you this poster. people walking in holding this, boston strong. and you see from the video all of the people extremely excited and proud to be bostonians. special ceremony
for your family's future? we'll help you get there. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> well, flags are flying at half-staff, but boston is returning to the hustle and bustle of every day life in a lot of respects. the massive manhunt for the second bombing suspect put the city on lockdown friday. businesses, schools, the transit system, they were all shut down for a time. we're live from beth israel hospital here in boston. give us a sense of how things are returning to normal. >> anderson, i can tell you it's finally nice to see boston as it should be. some of the sights and sounds i'm seeing here, there's cars, there's traffic. you hear the honking you normally hear on a monday morning. people are out and about right now on their lunch hour. they're going to restaurants that perhaps haven't been opened over the past several days. and then i hear construction workers in a nearby building. anderson, there's definitely the sense people are back at it, work, school, whatever they might normally be up t
to the economy championed by republicans. call it an obsession with the deficit or demand for austerity that's been coming from all quarters of the republican party since 2008. >> we can't continue to spend money we don't have. >> we can't just keep spending money we don't have. >> it's time to cut spending. >> unfortunately, the facts do not support their thesis. there is now a chorus of commentators, businessowners and corporate titans, who all accept that taking chunks out of an already melancholic economy will do nothing but sustain the misery. an individual who runs the world's largest bond fund said this in an interview. "the uk and almost all of europe have erred in terms of believing austerity, fiscal austerity in the short term is the way to produce real growth. it is not. you've got to spend money." yet, despite this expert opinion, the republican party led by chairman reince priebus launched a twitter campaign yesterday attempting to blame the president for a policy that they, themselves, absolutely adore. it was pegged to the increasing impact of sequestration on domestic air tra
going to be affected. and the economy will be affected. >> all right. thank you very much. president and chief executive of airlines for america. i know we'll be with you more if these predictions ring true and we see more delays. >>> senator max baucus, the latest member to say he is not running for election. we'll talk with nbc senior political editor mark murray. first, a lot going on today. here are some things we thought you should know. charlie rangel of new york is suing house speaker john boehner and six other lawmaker to have his 2012 censure on ethics charges overturned. he argues that members of the house ethics committee withheld evidence that could have cleared his name before the entire house voted to censure him. it covered a wide range of activities including failing to pay taxes on rental income for 17 years. >>> anthony weiner back on twitter. he was caught sending a young woman accepting suggestive pictures on twitter. he is now considering, reportedly considering running in the race for mayor in new york city. those are things we thought you should know. when our
's the♪rush? (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> the surviving bombing suspect is charged with federal authorities in his hospital bed with fatal use of a weapon of mass destruction. joining us now is congressman dutch ruppersberger of meyaryla, the senior congressman of the house intelligence committee. thank you, congressman, i know you've been well briefed in what's going on. is it your sense right now that these two brothers, one of whom is now dead, were in fact linked to some sort of terrorist group? >> at this time, wolf, we have no indication. of course, that's one of the big issues. we have our intelligence committee right now, both internationally and internally, getting any information that we can to find out what the motive was for this terrible crime to occur. >> the boston police commissioner, ed davis, says that these two suspects may have been planning more attacks down the road. what can you tell us about that? >> i don't think we have any information to that effect other than they
) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> the rain in today's forecast will only add to the record flooding happening all across the midwest. a state of emergency has been declared in missouri and in illinois governor pat quinn has declared disaster areas in more than 40 counties. cnn's jim spellman is in illinois where the river has been overflowing since sunday and residents they are they're preparing for even more water. >> the last thing they want to hear about here is another inch of rain coming. i'm not sure it will really make a huge difference. but take a look. two blocks in from the water and it's inundated here a foot up at the edge. three or four feet there at the worst. we haven't seen widespread reports of this kind of damage, but here in spring bay, it's having a huge impact. take a look. last minute prep in spring bay, illinois, as floodwaters inundate this riverside community. where is your home? >> my home is that gray and white mobile home with the black shutters on it. >> you can't get to
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